UA_727 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 215 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2712 times:
I just did my senior advertising campaign project on UA's brilliant new campaign - my focus was on their animated debut, "The Interview." Subsequent ads have been just as good, save the newest slot introduced on SuperBowl Sunday. While the "dragon" theme is charming and cute, one hardly knows the ad regards United Airlines (with the exception, of course, to those within this forum who hear 'Rhapsody in Blue' and immediately conjur up a UA aircraft banking gracefully in the sunlight).
What makes this campaing so truly brilliant is UA's redeffinition and reestablishment. This (coupled with other initiatives such as exPlus, etc) really shows UA's focus on reconnecting with Business Travelers, and the role UA will play in these individuals' success in the future. The animation shows the fine line between being aggressive and subtle at the same time. The ads are soft, implying UA's sincere endeavor to win back its loyalists (even sort of the "sorry for ever pushing UNITED RISING upon you") - yet the ads are aggressive in their ubiquitous presence and emphasis on the bold, 'classic' approach with UA's identity, 'Rhapsody in Blue'.
Consumer response has been significantly positive. Accordig to UA's Jerry Dow (director of worldwide marketing communications), UA's brand awareness is at the highest its been in ten years.
Jumpseat70 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
I work for Delta...but my husband loves the UA commericals with the "symphony" themes. He is avid about how appealing they are to the public. I have to agree. They bring the message home in so many cleaver ways.
Pgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 445 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2519 times:
Quoting UA_727 (Reply 5): Consumer response has been significantly positive. Accordig to UA's Jerry Dow (director of worldwide marketing communications), UA's brand awareness is at the highest its been in ten years.
I also like the campaign except for the Dragon spot, but keep in mind that these numbers you're quoting are almost two years old now so it's not exactly current. Jerry Dow hasn't even worked there for a year or so. I'd be curious to see the latest numbers.